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EVCOM is the official voice of the live event and visual communication industry in the UK.  Through training, networking, lobbying and awards we champion the power and value of communication.

Created from two highly successful associations – eventia representing the live event world, and IVCA representing the visual communication sector; EVCOM is comprised of a wide variety of leading professionals, agencies, freelancers, destinations, production companies and suppliers – all working for you at the highest levels throughout the events and visual communication sector.

We’re growing – and as an active, impactful and effective body, we’d love you to get involved. You can make a difference across all of our activities at EVCOM – whatever your industry area, expertise or location.

Getting involved can range from simply adding your voice to polls, petitions and codes of conduct, through to shaping international good-practice and representing our industry at the highest levels as a powerful catalyst for change.

How we make a difference

As the informed, talented and experienced pioneers within the events and visual communication industry, you have the power to make a difference. For us at EVCOM – representing an influential and growing industry is a responsibility we take pride in. We work tirelessly alongside our members to harness our collective power, will and ability to trigger change for the better. Here are just some of the ways we can help our industry, clients and communities thrive in an evolving market:


Meet inspirational people

Our events, training seminars and regular meet-ups helps build a strong community.

Some of the most inspirational projects we’ve ever seen have come as part of collaborations between our members, both in ideas and in mutually beneficial partnerships.

By using our calendar of networking events, you can make great new contacts, boost your professional network and collectively benefit our industry.

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Industry Voice

Speak up and be heard

As part of the leading industry body for events and visual communication. We are a progressive and effective representative body, and we are strengthened by your input.

Together we can address issues which affect us all, great and small – including our recent success in getting the law changed on National Insurance, our campaigning on TOMs legislation and action on sustainability.

With regular action meetings and effective representation, we can help form a consensus and voice on issues that affect us all, and we have the influence to make those changes happen.

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Let’s lead the way in training

We have an unrivalled range of training seminars, policy meetings, CPD sessions and educational activities each year.

We don’t just aim to reflect our values externally across the industry, we want to help our members live them as well. This means that training is at the heart of what we do.

For everyone from freelancers and boutique agencies, to some of the biggest names in the industry, we all have something to learn, and something to add to our development programmes.

See our latest list of training opportunities

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Showcase your talent and successes

You work hard throughout the year to ensure your client’s get the best results possible. We all understand how important this is that our top talents are recognised for this.

We host inspirational events throughout the year with focuses ranging from digital expertise, best use of smaller budgets and CSR, through to coveted event of year awards for projects that empower our clients and inspire our peers.

You can be sure that with our entertaining, valuable and industry-leading awards evenings, the great work you produce time and time again will get the industry recognition it deserves.

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Our People

We’re proud of our people, and together we’re made up of some the most inspirational professionals, agencies, suppliers and freelancers in the world. Representing and serving all of these avenues within our remit, our board members are always working for you, and for the greater benefit of our industry as a whole.


Jason Wilcock

Chairman and commercial director – Worldspan

Nick Hart

Director of corporate – Anna Valley

Mapi Lucchesi


Jenny Varley

Global head of digital communications – HSBC

Paul Stoddart

CWT Meetings & Events

JJ Jackson

Performing Artistes


Andrew Smith

Immediate past chairman
Creative Director –

Dale Parmenter
CEO – drp

Rachel Ley

Managing Director – RLC UK

Andrew Reid

Director of Strategy and Communications
Shelton Fleming Associates

Steve Garratt

Founder and Director – The Giggle Group

Sam Wilson

Managing Director – Eco Events

John Earnshaw

Senior Account Executive

Karim ElMinabawy

EMECO Travel/EUROMIC Egypt & the Emirates

Muriel Holdsworth

Managing Director EMEA


Rachel Pendered

Managing Director
Media Zoo


Jennifer Jenkins


Kasia Moleda

Association Manager

Sophie Boyd

Association Manager


Harpreet Walia

Events Manager

Jadzia Biegun

Association Co-ordinator


Des Good 

Fellowship Director

Managing Director – GROSVENORFILM

Get Involved

We want to hear from you, help you get involved, and most importantly – work with you to make a difference in our industry. Although we have a wide range of membership benefits available, we look impartially and holistically at our wider industry and the impact, choices and changes we can make.

Our wider vision is to help change our industry for the better, and in turn, benefit our clients, customers and stakeholders as a whole. Below are just three of the ways you can work with EVCOM today and help benefit our community of professionals


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Make a Difference

Make a real difference: get involved with our policy, governance and industry representation.

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